An open carrier in Oregon stopped an armed robbery suspect who demanded money at knife point. The story was covered by kezi.com, and has gone national. From kezi.com:
He said he flashed his gun at the suspect who then put the knife in his pocket and walked away.An article at the gatewaypundit.com quotes Jason Rorex. It only mentions that he had his Smith and Wesson Bodyguard with him, not how he was carrying the pistol. From thegatewaypundit.com:
"And then I was just relieved like Katie was ... that I had my pistol with me so that I knew he couldn't do anything at that point," added Rorex.
He said his date then called the police.
When officers arrived they arrested 29-year-old Adolfo Rodriguez of Eugene. Rodriguez is now facing robbery charges.
Rorex said he doesn't always carry a gun but after the recent events in Orlando, he made the decision to openly carry.
29 year old Jason Rorex was on a date with his girlfriend, when another man jumped out with a knife and demanded money. Rorex pulled out his .380 Smith & Wesson Bodyguard, and the wannabe thief took off running. The police were called, and they quickly apprehended Adolfo Rodriguez. Rodriguez was booked on charges of 1st degree robbery and unlawful use of a weapon.(snip)
I did have to draw my firearm and aim it at the armed attacker. He immediately stopped his attack, and was arrested minutes later.It is clear the Jason is an informed and articulate Second Amendment supporter. From Jason Rorex:
Organizations such as Bloomberg’s Everytown For Gun Safety do not consider this to be a defensive use of a gun, since no rounds were fired and no one was shot or killed. However, everyone in the rational, sane world, would consider this to be a defensive use of a gun. Everytown and their affiliated Moms Demand Action have also pushed for gun bans in parks, thus opening up places like this for criminals to have free reign over unarmed victims.It seems likely that Jason chose his words carefully when he said that he was openly carrying the pistol. It is not mentioned in most of the news coverage. It is mentioned in the kezi.com story that Jason posted on his facebook page.
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